Thursday, August 5

The City of Light in Alicante breaks the vaccination record with 8,100 appointments in one day for the second dose


Public Health includes in this massive appointment both those over 60 to 65 years who received the first dose of AstraZeneca, to inject them now the second dose with Pfizer, as well as professionals from bodies considered essential to whom the dose began to be completed in the last days of last week, firefighters, policemen and teachers, among others.

Those mentioned will receive in full Pfizer in this second dose, to whom Health has finally advanced two weeks the initially planned period of 12 weeks to complete this inoculation.

The previous day in which until now they had more vaccines in Ciudad de la Luz were around 4,000, which is why this record is more than doubled according to the estimates of the professionals themselves at this vaccination point.

They also recall that all the residents in Alicante, regardless of whether they belong to one or another health department, are already attached to the Ciudad de la Luz vaccination point due to the demonstrated capacity to cover mass vaccinations.

President Ximo Puig advanced that citizens between 60 to 65 days will be fully immunized within approximately ten days.

Erasmus

On the other hand, both public and private universities will be in charge of vaccinating their respective Erasmus students on their campuses, specifically in prevention services.

Public Health is going to supply the 5,000 doses needed for as many students. The University of Alicante will receive 531 vaccinations and Miguel Hernández de Elche another 301 for students who already have an awarded mobility.

From the Department of Universities they point out that the main destinations chosen by these students, from the months of August and September, are European countries, to which some are also added to the US, Taiwan, Argentina, Japan, Australia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Russia, Vietnam and Puerto Rico.

The Minister of Health, Ana Barceló, highlighted at the end of the meeting with the rectors her gratitude for the “invaluable collaboration of the university centers in the vaccination of students of the Erasmus programs.” The person in charge of Health was in charge of informing the rectors of the aforementioned planning, with which she partially attends to the previous offer of the universities themselves of their spaces and medical personnel to vaccinate, from the start, all the teaching staff.

The one that is more urgent for Health now is the vaccination of university students who will participate in international mobility and internship programs during the 2021-2022 academic year. The vaccination is even contemplated, now, of those who will leave the second semester of the course, from January 2022.

The Regional Minister for Innovation, Carolina Pascual, also stressed that “thanks to the collaboration of the Generalitat and the universities, those students who planned to carry out stays abroad, will be able to carry out their plans, just as they were planned, and in maximum safety conditions ”.

Rhythm

That vaccination does not slow down in the rhythm that the 500,000 vaccines that the Community receives this week is the recommendation that the expert advisers of the Consell have expressed in their meeting with President Ximo Puig this Monday. “The main strategies should be oriented to continue with the existing good vaccination rhythm, the tracking and monitoring of cases, and the ventilation of the interior spaces”, they indicate.

A total of 2,508,762 people already have a dose and 1,662,991 people with the complete guideline. By provinces, in Alicante there are 609,047 fully immunized, 199,504 in Castellón and 854,440 in Valencia.

The same experts insist on the rest of prevention measures given the progressive increase in incidence, “it would be advisable to act with prudence and caution in the process of progressive opening”, they specify.


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